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Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan with Orzo

I am back from a much needed break. We had so much fun visiting with our family, relaxing, reading, playing games, eating and going to the ocean. I cooked a bunch of old favorites that we haven’t had for...

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Veggie Quiche with Potato Crust

I am in love. Truly, in love. I adapted this recipe from one I found on Yellowfish. I used a freshly picked zucchini and tomato from my neighbor Jack’s garden along with other ingredients I had on hand. I...

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Coconut Pecan Brownies

Our friends were coming to our house for dinner. The best part is, I didn’t have to cook. Currié made chicken pot pie, which is my very favorite of her recipes. The kids and I decided to make a...

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Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Stuffed Chiles

So these stuffed chiles aren’t the most visually stunning food but they are SO UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS. Seriously, I need to use all caps for how good this dish was. We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to...

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Veggie Pizza

I was heading over to a friends house to eat a bit of pizza before going to the movies to watch Julie and Julia. My girlfriend made a pizza for our husbands and children and I made this pizza...

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Coleslaw with a Kick

While shopping at Trader Joe’s the other day, we headed over to the sample table. They had this simple yet delicious coleslaw available for tasting. I loved the spicy peanut vinaigrette with the crunchy peanuts and sweet raisins. My...

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Zucchini Bread AND a Giveaway

I got a HUGE zucchini from Jack (my very sweet and generous neighbor) and decided to use it in a zucchini chocolate chip bread. I used whole wheat flour and the last of my Xagave (sugar substitute) to make...

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Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Red Onion Quesadilla

I wanted a quick and simple meal that would go well with the fresh avocado and corn salsa that I made. I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I decided to make quesadillas. I mixed up the...

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Avocado and Corn Salsa

My generous neighbor Jack gave me a bunch of fresh corn and tomatoes from his garden. I was making a Mexican meal for dinner and decided to incorporate the fresh veggies into a salsa. I’ve been seeing a lot...

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White Chocolate and Semi Sweet Chocolate Swirl Chip, Coconut, Pecan Cookies

The name may be a mouthful but these cookies are absolutely amazing. We were having friends over for dinner and the kids and I decided it would be fun to bake cookies for dessert. I was going to use...